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Whidbey Island Bank supports Good Cheer’s fresh food

Kathy McLaughlin-McCabe accepts a $2,500 check from Pam Bickel, Langley branch manager of Whidbey Island Bank, for Good Cheer’s “Fresh Food on the Table” program.  - Photo courtesy of Good Cheer Food Bank
Kathy McLaughlin-McCabe accepts a $2,500 check from Pam Bickel, Langley branch manager of Whidbey Island Bank, for Good Cheer’s “Fresh Food on the Table” program.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Good Cheer Food Bank

Whidbey Island Bank donated $2,500 to Good Cheer’s “Fresh Food on the Table” program.

The support qualified Whidbey Island Bank as one of Good Cheer’s Honey Bee supporters.

“It takes the pollinators, the diggers, the fertilizing red wrigglers and the seeds to grow our gardens, and provide fresh, local food to Good Cheer,” said food bank officials in a release.

Donations up to $249 qualifies the giver as a Seedling.

Donations between $250 and $999 are a Red Wriggler.

Gifts from $1,000 to $2,499 and make the donor a Hori Hori.

Big money donations of $2,500 and higher are the domain of the Honey Bee.

“Thank You Pam Bickel and Whidbey Island Bank for being our first Honey Bee supporter, helping us to provide fresh local produce as a choice in our food bank,” said Kathy McLaughlin-McCabe, Good Cheer executive director, in the release.

The program is designed to provide fresh food to families in need on Whidbey Island and educate Whidbey’s young people about gardening and farming.

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